The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

January 3, 2013

Karen Virginia Doty

Clinton Herald

CLINTON — March 11, 1941 - Jan. 1, 2013

Karen Virginia Doty, 71, of Clinton, died Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center North, Clinton.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2013, at the Clinton Church of Christ. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2013, at the Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Holton, Phil Beavers, Evan McCallister, Ken Greeley, Paul Reed, Brian Finnicum and Bert Melvin.

Karen V. Holton was born March 11, 1941, in Battlecreek, NE, the daughter of William and Cleone (Lewis) Holton. She was a 1959 Clinton High School graduate, and attended Eastern Christian College, Bell Air, MD.

Karen married Furman C. Doty on June 6, 1964, in Bell Air, MD.

She was a homemaker and was an active member of the Clinton Church of Christ where she had been a secretary and very active with Sunday school.

She is survived by her husband, Furman C. Doty of Clinton; son, Furman “Wade” Doty of Clinton; three grandchildren, Carley Doty, Virginia Doty and Manny Doty; sister, Gayleen (Gene) Beavers of Mt. Pleasant, MI; and brother, William N. (Loetta) Holton of Fulton, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and a brother.

The family requests that memorials may be made to the Clinton Church of Christ.

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Death date: Jan. 1, 2012